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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Ethan think Danny turned to drinking?
(a) He was arrogant.
(b) He was lazy.
(c) He was depressed.
(d) He was ashamed.

2. What does Margie do when she can't read Ethan's fortune?
(a) Leaves in a hurry.
(b) Slaps Mary.
(c) Makes something up.
(d) Yells at Ethan.

3. Who does Ethan bring up at the tea service that is dismissed by all in attendance?
(a) Margie.
(b) His mother.
(c) His grandfather.
(d) Danny.

4. How did a boy Allen knows get a lot of money?
(a) He starred in a movie.
(b) He wrote a movie script.
(c) He sang at a talent show.
(d) He cheated at a game.

5. What does Ethan do when he can't get to sleep at the beginning of the book?
(a) Read a book.
(b) Draw.
(c) Watch the television.
(d) Go for a walk.

6. What time does Margie get to the store before Easter?
(a) 11:15 am.
(b) 10:15 am.
(c) 9:15 am.
(d) 12:15 pm.

7. What is Stoney's occupation?
(a) Chief of Police.
(b) Recruiter.
(c) Store owner.
(d) Professor.

8. Who invited Margie to Ethan's house for dinner?
(a) Mr. Marullo.
(b) Ethan.
(c) Margie.
(d) Mary.

9. What was Ethan's home town built on its wealth of?
(a) Corn and wheat.
(b) Perseverance.
(c) Coal.
(d) Whale oil.

10. What is happening to Danny in Ethan's dream on Easter?
(a) His is fading away.
(b) He is being executed.
(c) He is melting.
(d) He dies every night.

11. Why does Morphy think Ethan should open a store?
(a) He knows the business inside and out.
(b) The people all like him.
(c) He has the money saved up.
(d) Marullo will not give him a raise.

12. What does Mr. Marullo give Ethan on Easter?
(a) A lamb roast.
(b) A raise.
(c) A bag of candy.
(d) An Easter bonus.

13. What is Joey Morphy's occupation?
(a) Grocery bagger.
(b) Bank teller.
(c) Sidewalk sweeper.
(d) Teacher.

14. What does Baker call Ethan when he comes to the store after Mary withdraws the money?
(a) Unintelligent.
(b) Weak.
(c) Wishy-washy.
(d) Unmotivated.

15. What is Mary planning to do with her best friend at the beginning of the book?
(a) Go shopping.
(b) Visit a famous fortune teller.
(c) Get a massage.
(d) Have a tarot card reading.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Ethan think Jesus was the day before Easter?

2. What does Mary make for Ethan after they make love?

3. What does Mary give Ethan when she comes to the store?

4. What does Stoney tell Ethan about before he goes to work before Easter?

5. What is the name of Ethan's oldest daughter?

(see the answer keys)

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